The 2nd European Workshop on Usable Security
UPMC Campus Jussieu - Paris, France
April 29, 2017

The European Workshop on Usable Security (EuroUSEC) is the European sister of the established USEC workshop, and thus as a premier forum for research in the area of human factors in security and privacy. EuroUSEC has been accepted as a workshop at the 2nd IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P 2017) and it will be held in Paris, France at UPMC Campus Jussieu on April 29, 2017. The European Workshop on Usable Security solicits previously unpublished work offering novel research contributions in any aspect of human factors in security and privacy for end-users and IT professional such as software developers and administrators of IT systems. The aim of this workshop is to bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners in human computer interaction, security and privacy as well as researchers and practitioners from other domains such as psychology, social science and economics.

Keynote speaker:

Angela Sasse

Call for Papers

We invite authors to submit original work describing research or experience in all areas of usable privacy and security. We welcome a variety of research methods, including both qualitative and quantitative approaches. We explicitely welcome work on evaluating existing or experimental research methods. Topics include, but are not limited to:
  • innovative security or privacy functionality and design
  • new applications of existing models or technology
  • field studies of security or privacy technology
  • usability evaluations of new or existing security or privacy features
  • security testing of new or existing usability features
  • longitudinal studies of deployed security or privacy features
  • studies of administrators or developers and support for security and privacy
  • psychological, sociological and economic aspects of security and privacy
  • the impact of organizational policy or procurement decisions
  • methodology for usable security and privacy research
  • lessons learned from the deployment and use of usable privacy and security features
  • reports of replicating previously published studies and experiments
  • reports of failed usable privacy/security studies or experiments, with the focus on the lessons learned from such experience
  • this topic list is not exhaustive

Important Dates (tentative)

Paper submission deadlineTuesday, March 21, 2017 (extended) (Anywhere on Earth)
NotificationMonday, March 31, 2017
Camera readyTBA
WorkshopSaturday, April 29, 2017

Submission Instructions

All submissions must be original work; authors must clearly document any overlap with previously published or simultaneously submitted papers from any of the authors. Failure to point out and explain overlap will be grounds for rejection. Simultaneous submission of the same paper to another venue with proceedings or a journal is not allowed and will be grounds for automatic rejection. Contact the program committee chair if there are questions about this policy. Papers should be written in English. Papers must be up to 10 pages in length, excluding the bibliography and any supplemental appendices. Authors have the option to attach to their paper supplementary appendices containing study materials (e.g., survey instruments, interview guides, etc.) that would not otherwise fit within the body of the paper. These appendices may be included to assist reviewers who may have questions that fall outside the stated contribution of your paper, on which your work is to be evaluated. Reviewers are not required to read any appendices, so your paper should be self-contained without them. Accepted papers will be published online with their supplementary appendices included. Submissions must be no more than 20 pages total including bibliography and appendices. Papers must be formatted for US letter (not A4) size paper. The text must be formatted in a two-column layout, with columns no more than 9.5 in. tall and 3.5 in. wide. The text must be in Times font, 10-point or larger, with 11-point or larger line spacing. Authors are encouraged to use the IEEE conference proceedings templates. LaTeX submissions should use IEEEtran.cls in Compsoc Conference Mode. The template is available here. Failure to adhere to the page limit and formatting requirements risks rejection on that basis. Submissions do not have to be anonymised for review. Please clearly refer to your own related work.

Submission Site

Please submit your submission to our HotCRP.


The proceedings will be published by the Internet Society after the workshop. For the workshop, a pre-print will be made available on the workshop webpage.

Steering Committee

  • Andrew A. Adams, Meiji University
  • Jim Blythe, University of Southern California
  • Jean Camp, Indiana University
  • Angela Sasse, University College London
  • Matthew Smith, University of Bonn, Fraunhofer FKIE

Program Committee Chairs

Program Committee

  • Yasemin Acar, CISPA, Saarland University
  • Adam Aviv, U.S. Naval Academy
  • Adam Bates, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Lujo Bauer, CMU
  • Rainer Böhme, Innsbruck University
  • Joseph Bonneau, Stanford
  • Markus Dürmuth, Ruhr University Bochum
  • Sascha Fahl, CISPA, Saarland University
  • Simson Garfinkel, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Seda Gürses, KU Leuven
  • Martin Johns, SAP Research
  • Janne Lindqvist, Rutgers University
  • Nick Nikiforakis, Stony Brook University
  • Brad Reaves, University of Florida
  • Elissa Redmiles, University of Maryland
  • Volker Roth, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Scott Ruoti, MIT Lincoln Lab
  • Angela Sasse, University College London
  • Matthew Smith, University of Bonn, Fraunhofer FKIE
  • Elizabeth Stobert, ETH Zürich
  • Pawel Szalachowski, ETH Zurich
  • Blase Ur, University of Chicago
  • Rick Wash, Michigan State University
  • Charles Weir, Lancaster University
  • Mary Ellen Zurko, Cisco Systems

Web Chair

  • Christian Stransky, CISPA, Saarland University

Venue and Registration

The workshop is colocated with the 2nd IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P 2017), please refer to the conference website for further information and registration.